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Rockland stitcher finds unique niche with antique sewing machines

Griffen Cooper’s Chainstitch Repair Co. in Rockland has a unique business niche: using antique sewing machines.

Venture Hall lands $475K grant to boost business startup development

James McCarthy |

Venture Hall, a Portland-based startup accelerator, announced today it is one of six recipients nationwide to receive funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in a new initiative...

Here's how you know when it's time to upgrade your accounting software

Dean Michaud, president of Michaud Accounting Solutions |

Q: My business is growing. When do I know it's time to move beyond my current accounting software?

Thomaston hoping for rejuvenation when Route 1 project is completed

A grassroots group in Thomaston is taking proactive steps to capitalize on a two-year, $8.7 million Route 1 construction project when it’s completed this coming spring.

Maine business owners air concerns with SBA chief

Renee Cordes |

Linda McMahon, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, hosted a roundtable in Portland on Monday during which Maine-based entrepreneurs shared challenges they face in running their...

Maine's female entrepreneurs best in nation for jobs and revenue growth

Over the course of the past 20 years, Maine's female entrepreneur sector has become a national leader for job and revenue growth.

How to: Avoid the high cost of a data breach

Sterling Kozlowski |

In August, the Equifax data breach left more than 145 million Americans vulnerable to identity theft. Sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, addresses and consumer names...

L-A chamber takes over Top Gun LA and annual Maine B2B Trade Show

The Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce agreed to take over the Top Gun LA program and the annual Maine B2B Trade Show from the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, which faces an...

Grant to help business owners impacted by mill layoffs and closings in Jay and Madison


Business owners affected by mill layoffs and closings in Jay and Madison will get help from the Maine Small Business Development Centers through a grant program designed for economically distressed...

Bangor business an SBA InnovateHER runnerup in national competition


A Bangor business, The Willie Wags, was one of seven final runners-up in the InnovateHER Business Challenge. The business, owned by Jamie Clark, is a subscription shopping service that supports...